USA – Southwest

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Southwest, USA region.

Fujifilm expansion Delaware

Fujifilm To Build $28M Delaware Facility, Completes $88M Arizona Expansion

The New Castle, DE facility will double inkjet dispersion production; Mesa, AZ plant will supply the semiconductor industry.
Oklahoma Manufacturers

Oklahoma Legislation Supports Manufacturers Impacted By Covid

HB4451 will help Oklahoma manufacturing companies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Durant, BrucePac kicks off a $22.5 million expansion project.
Williams-Sonoma, Glendale, Arizona

Williams-Sonoma Will Create 2,400 Jobs In Arizona

The home furnishings retailer plans to open a new 1.25-million-square-foot fulfillment and distribution center in The Cubes at Glendale.
ENERGY STAR Certification

Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification In 2021

ENERGY STAR certified plants are among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, 93 plants prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector.
Lubbock, Texas

The Eyes Of Texas

Texas remains at the front of the pack in terms of economic development. And, interest in the Lone Star State from companies that need to relocate or expand might just be starting to heat up even more.
Texas

Emerson Expands In Round Rock, CyberLandr Moves To Austin

Emerson will invest $9 million, create at least 50 new jobs; CyberLandr’s new R&D facility will support prototype development of RV/camper designed for Tesla's Cybertruck.
Certified sites

Digging In With Shovel-Ready Sites

Being prepared for any and every corporate relocation or expansion scenario is vital for any community seeking new business ventures. Certified sites are a good start.
San Antonio DeLorean

Back To The Future

The iconic DeLorean car brand is coming to San Antonio with a new business strategy. Welcome back to the show!
EMD Electronics Chandler Arizona

EMD Electronics Investing $28M In Arizona Expansion

The new semiconductor and display material manufacturing facility will create more than 100 jobs in Chandler, AZ.
DeLorean Texas

Back To The Future: DeLorean Plans A Comeback In Texas

As it develops plans to build a new electric vehicle, DeLorean Motor Company has selected San Antonio, TX for its headquarters
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Samsung is coming back to central Texas to build a semiconductor manufacturing facility and invest $17 billion in the project, the largest-ever foreign investment in the state.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Bronze Award

KORE Power chose the growing city of Buckeye, AZ for its next lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing facility. The deal will create about 3,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs in the Phoenix suburb.
Executive Order

Good For You; Good For Me

Governor Greg Abbott is proud that Texas exported about $375 billion in goods in 2021, more than California and New York combined.
Port of Muskogee, OK

Core Scientific Picks Port Of Muskogee For New Data Center

The 500 Megawatt data center at the Port of Muskogee John T. Griffin Industrial Park will create dozens of high-tech jobs in the region.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
January / February 2022 Issue

January / February 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 1)

The January / February 2022 issue features Business Facilities' 2021 State of the Year and Economic Deal of the Year awards. Plus, a look at Top Utilities and Shovel Ready Sites.
ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Is Moving Its Headquarters To Houston

ExxonMobil will relocate its corporate headquarters from Irving to Houston, TX, bringing the number of Fortune 500 companies in the area to 25.
2021 Deals of the Year

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.
Green Bay Packaging, Fort Worth

Green Bay Packaging To Build New “Super Plant” In Texas

Green Bay Packaging's 600,000-square-foot corrugator plant will replace a smaller existing plant in Fort Worth, TX.
Iron Ox, Lockhart, TX

Iron Ox Growing In Texas

Iron Ox will invest $120 million in its new one million-square-foot facility, to be built in the City of Lockhart, TX.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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